Matthew Wilkinson BA MPNLA
Degree BA Hons (Law) 1980
William Hutton Law Prize 1981
Admitted as a Solicitor October 1983
Member of the Law Society and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
Trained with family firm (Father and Grandfather were Solicitors)
Solicitor and then Partner in family firm 1983-1991
Set up Matthew Wilkinson Solicitors 1991
Deputy Coroner District of North East North Yorkshire 1988-1996
Acting Coroner North East North Yorkshire 1996- 2000 (District closed)
Extensive experience in a broad range of contentious and non-contentious legal work for individuals and businesses. First became interested in claims against Solicitors in 1986 and has over 25 years experience in Professional Negligence claims against Solicitors and other lawyers. Having specialised in this area of work, he has built up a niche practice, which he finds interesting and challenging, at the same time as giving him the opportunity to help people with difficult problems, which arise when they have been let down by a previous Solicitor or other lawyer.
The Law and helping people.
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Matthew says “I enjoy using the law in challenging situations to help people achieve a just result regardless of the apparent strength or resources of the opposition.”
Jahan Zand LLB
Degree LLB Hons (Law and Politics) 2007
Member of the Law Society
Joined Matthew Wilkinson June 2009
Trained with Matthew Wilkinson 2009-2012
Admitted as a Solicitor March 2012
Experience gained in training with property, probate, family, general litigation and Professional Negligence. Since admission is now mainly handling Professional Negligence cases
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Matthew Wilkinson Solicitors was founded in 1991 (by Matthew Wilkinson). We are based in the North East of England and London and work for people all over the UK.
We are dedicated to the provision of a friendly, efficient and high quality legal service. Our main area of work is civil litigation, which includes any type of claim or dispute that might be resolved by the Civil Courts and Tribunals
We are specialists in SOLICITOR’S NEGLIGENCE cases, which are Professional Negligence claims against Solicitors and other lawyers.
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I would just like to say Matthew Wilkinson took on my case after it had been with another Solicitor for 2 years with no progress, and in a short period of time with their experience and professional advice my case was completed with a result that I was more than pleased with, and I would recommend anyone to use them.
Matthew Wilkinson assisted me in a professional negligence claim against another firm of solicitors, who had previously represented me with a medical negligence claim. Their practice had left me with a feeling of distrust, fear and frustration. Matthew’s service however restored my faith in the legal profession. Throughout the claim, he guided me, spoke honestly and “said it how he saw it”. Matthew put me at the centre of the claim. As I suffered ill health and found it difficult to get to his office, he visited me at home. Matthew kept me informed at every stage of the claim. The claim was a very large one, which meant representation at a very high court. Counsel that was instructed on my behalf was also excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend Matthew Wilkinson to anyone seeking redress in a professional negligence claim. The professional service you receive in a very supportive manner is a highly qualitative one.
We would like to thank Matthew Wilkinson and Co for the exceptional way they handled our case, keeping us well informed and advised at every point, and eventually provided us with a very good outcome. We would strongly recommend you to all of our family and friends, should they need a good and honest team to fight for them.
During the last six years I have entrusted solicitors in Manchester, The Legal Complaints Department and the Ombudsman to try and resolve a Legal Negligence Claim against another Manchester Solicitor. All of this took over five years, without making any progress and proving very expensive so I decided I would look further afield for another solicitor to help in my search for justice. That is when my luck changed! I approached Matthew Wilkinson, I told him my story and he agreed to represent me in my claim for Legal Negligence. At that time I did not know how fortunate I had been to find Matthew, he is definitely a top solicitor, one of the very best. In my opinion, he would also make a good detective if he ever decides on a career change. He also made me feel very much at ease. He treated me more like a friend than a client. Thanks to Matthew’s diligent work, The opposition’s legal team decided to settle out of court. All the work had been completed within approximately eighteen months. I received over ?50.000.00 in compensation. After all these years I finally had the feeling that justice had been achieved. Thank you Matthew!
Mr Wilkinson was dedicated to getting a positive outcome from day one. I dealt with almost a dozen Solicitors, Advisors and Experts over the years ONLY Matthew Wilkinson knew what he was doing. Thanks! A sincere thanks for all your kindness. You made our life better.
We were well represented by Mr Large in a very astute manner and friendly. Thank You.
I hired Matthew to deal with a very complex solicitors negligence case which took approximately three years to complete. He was extremely knowledgeable, showing excellent resolve in difficult circumstances, which concluded with a great result at the conclusion of the case. Previous to hiring Matthew I had employed 2 solicitors who could not support my case in the way that he did. The highest of recommendations from myself – a Senior Manager within a large business organisation.
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Matthew Wilkinson Solicitors are a very honest hardworking firm of Solicitors. I would recommend them for any case. Very professional attention to detail.
Mathew Wilkinson is a trustworthy person who has provided excellent service and isn’t just in it for the money. He genuinely considers the clients best interest and gives the right advice. I would recommend Mathew Wilkinson to all my contacts.